Rebel Wilson represents herself
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 June 2013
Rebel Wilson has a law degree and negotiates all of her own movie contracts
Rebel Wilson negotiates her own movie contracts.
The comedic actress - who shot to fame after appearing in 2011 comedy 'Bridesmaids' - is as clever as she is funny, having earned a law degree in her native Australia, and handles all of her lucrative movie deals herself.
She told Glamour magazine in the UK: "People are always surprised that a girl who looks so stupid is a qualified lawyer. I still don't have a lawyer here in America yet, so I read all my contracts and negotiate my own deals."
The 'Pitch Perfect' star admits she was a huge fan of British comedy shows such as 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'Little Britain' and finds it bizarre she now shares a home in Hollywood with her good friend and star of the latter show, Matt Lucas, who also appeared with her in 'Bridesmaids'.
She said: "It's so weird being a fan of his and now living with him. He's like an older brother. He's always doing funny voices to make me laugh."
The self-confessed Anglophile would next love to work with British comediennes Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French as they inspired her to get into comedy.
Rebel, 27, said: "I'm such a huge fan. When I worked in a video store as a teenager, I discovered 'Ab Fab' and it was the first time I realised women could be genuinely funny."